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California / Oil Leases #518174

NBC Evening News for Monday, Jul 27, 1981
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(Studio) Decision of Los Angeles judge with regard to Interior Department's effort to sell leases for offshore oil exploration off California coast.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Los Angeles, California) Ruling of federal judge Mariana Pfaelzer examined; implications for offshore exploration in Santa Maria basin considered. [Governor Jerry BROWN - is pleased with decision; criticizes Interior Secretary James Watt.] Watt reported saying that department will appeal. [Western Oil and Gas Association spokesperson E. Edward BRUCE - notes implications of decision for competitive market]
REPORTER: Don Oliver, Artist: Liz Williams

Mudd, Roger;
Oliver,, Don

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